Leukemia, commonly known as cancer of the blood, describes a group of malignant disorders that arise in the blood-forming cells. The bone marrow, where the cells of the blood are made, malfunctions to produce abnormal white cells (leukemic cells) in an uncontrolled manner to the detriment of all the other essential blood cells. Blood consists of a clear fluid (plasma), containing chemical substances essential to the body's needs, and three types of blood cells. The red blood cells (erythrocytes) are by far the most numerous; their main function is to transport oxygen to all the tissues of the body. They contain hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that gives the blood its red color. A reduction in hemoglobin concentration is known as anemia. The white blood cells, leukocytes, of which there are three major groups, namely monocytes, granulocytes, and lymphocytes, play different roles in defending the body against infection. Platelets help to control bleeding.

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